Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Old Man's War

Old Man's War #1

John Scalzi

320 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous funny fast-paced

Description

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce--and alien ra...

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Community Reviews Summary of 8,230 reviews

Moods

adventurous 95%
funny 59%
dark 21%
lighthearted 19%
tense 19%
emotional 15%
reflective 12%
mysterious 9%
challenging 7%
hopeful 7%
sad 6%
inspiring 4%
informative 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 63%
medium 35%
slow 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Plot: 32% | Character: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 45% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 40% | Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.06

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